Utah Scenic Byways

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Utah Scenic Byways
Interstate 15 markerU.S. Route 89 markerState Route 201 marker
Highway markers for Interstate 15, US Highway 89 and State Route 201
Highway names
Interstates: Interstate nn (I-nn)
US Routes: US Highway nn (US-nn)
State: State Route nn (SR-nn)
System links
US-163 Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway
SR-128 Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway

The legislature in the U.S. state of Utah has designated a system of Utah Scenic Byways[1] in addition to the National Scenic Byways that are defined within the state.[2] Some of the state designated routes overlap with the federal designations. The Utah Department of Transportation has signed both the state and federal designations with a Scenic Byway plaque directly below the route number. The byway system is defined at Utah Administrative Code section R926-13.[3] The state has also designated some local, county and Forest Service roads as Scenic Backways.[2]

National Scenic Byways in Utah[edit]

Name From To Highways Designated Notes
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway Price Delta, CO US-191, US-40, CO-64, CO-139, I-70, US-50, SR-128 Diamond-shaped loop in Utah and Colorado[4]
The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway Fairview Huntington SR-31, SR-96 Made up of Eccles Canyon Scenic Byway and Huntington Canyon Scenic Byway
Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway Vernal Manila US-191, SR-44
Highway 12 - A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway near Panguitch near Torrey SR-12 Also designated an All american road
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway Logan Bear Lake US-89
Nebo Loop Scenic Byway near Nephi near Payson USFS road
Trail of the Ancients Natural Bridges National Monument Mesa Verde National Park US-163, SR-261, SR-275, SR-95, US-191, SR-162, SR-262, CO-41, US-160, CO-145, CO-184, US-491, Montezuma County CC, San Juan County 414 Several Roads in the Four Corners region. Though the federal designation only lists routes in Utah and Colorado, the Four Corners Monument is included as an attraction which requires entering New Mexico to access.[5]

State designated scenic byways[edit]

SR-279 Lower Colorado Scenic Byway
SR-128 Upper Colorado Scenic Byway
Name Highways Notes
Bear Lake Scenic Byway SR-30, Garden City (US-89) to Laketown
Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway SR-153, Beaver (SR-160) to Elk Meadows
Bicentennial-Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway SR-95, US-191, and SR-162, Hanksville (SR-24) to Colorado; branches to Natural Bridges National Monument via SR-275 and Blanding via US-191 A portion is included in the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway
Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway SR-190, Cottonwood Heights (SR-210) to Brighton
Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway SR-143, Parowan (I-15) to Panguitch (US-89)
Capitol Reef Country Scenic Byway SR-24, Loa (SR-72) to Hanksville (SR-95)
Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway SR-148, SR-14 to SR-143 via Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dead Horse Point Mesa Scenic Byway SR-313, US-191 to Dead Horse Point State Park; branch to Grandview Point via Island in the Sky Road
Fish Lake Scenic Byway SR-25 and forest and local roads, SR-24 to SR-72
Great Salt Lake Legacy Parkway Scenic Byway SR-67, Salt Lake City (I-215) to Farmington (I-15) Also designated as the Legacy Parkway
Indian Canyon Scenic Byway US-191, Helper (US-6) to Duchesne (US-40) Part of the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway
Indian Creek Scenic Byway SR-211, US-191 to Canyonlands National Park
Kolob Fingers Road Scenic Byway Zion National Park road, I-15 to Kolob Canyon Overlook
Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway SR-210, Granite (SR-209) to Alta
Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway SR-14, Cedar City (SR-130) to Long Valley Junction (US-89)
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway SR-150, Kamas (SR-32) to Wyoming Cuts through the western Uinta Mountains and is the highest paved road in Utah with a summit at elevation 10,715 ft (3,266 m). (3266 m)[6]
Monument Valley to Bluff Scenic Byway US-163 and US-191, Arizona to Bluff Part of the Trail of the Ancients
Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway US-89, Kanab to Bryce Canyon Junction (SR-12)
Ogden River Scenic Byway SR-39, Ogden at the mouth of Ogden Canyon to west of Woodruff; loops around Pineview Reservoir via SR-158 and former SR-166
Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway SR-279, potash mine to US-191
Provo Canyon Scenic Byway US-189 and SR-113, Provo (SR-52) to Heber City (US-40)
Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway SR-128, US-191 near Moab to I-70 near Cisco Part of the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway
Zion Park Scenic Byway SR-9, I-15 to Mt. Carmel Junction (US-89)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Scenic Byways". Utah Office of Tourism. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Utah". U.S. Department of Transportation National Scenic Byways Program. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Utah Administrative Code". State of Utah. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway". Dinosaur Diamond Partnership. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Trail of the Ancients Overview". U.S. Department of Transportation National Scenic Byways Program. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  6. ^ Dan Stober. "Utah Highways". Retrieved 2007-10-23. 

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